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Charles Frederick LOCKWOOD

Regimental number2600
Place of birthBrowns River Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinet maker
AddressNewtown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Frederick Lockwood, Risdon Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Bray from 23rd to 26th August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Medal

'Near BRAY, during operations from 23rd to 26th August, 1918, Private LOCKWOOD, a Battalion runner, did very good work. He did many long and difficult runs under extremely heavy bombardments. on one occasion he carried an important message to the Brigade Command Post along a route severely shelled. He was very badly knocked about and shaken by exploding shells and on his return was exhausted. Notwithstanding his condition he carried on doing excellent work and refusing relief. His endurance and devotion to duty is indeed worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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